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Trunk won't close (cont'd)

Any minor adjustments that we can make?

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  • heathermello Jan 09, 2009

    I am having the same problem. I close it and hear the latch catch, but it doesn't stay closed, it keeps opening. I have to close it 10-15 times for it to finally catch.

  • laura2813 Jan 10, 2009

    My Jetta does the same thing, but only in cold weather. Close to freezing.

  • sag51 Jan 18, 2009

    2006 passat3.6 trunk won't close Why? tried the open lock/unlock won;t do anything

    Have it tied down til MOnday

  • raleighgrl Mar 04, 2009

    Thanks Stevit - will try this when I get home! I'll follow up tomorrow.

  • Adam Jones May 11, 2010

    is it closing and latching or is stuck open

  • helpyou May 11, 2010

    2005 figuring it's the newer body model? I have some insight just need to know if it's an "A5" chassis.

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Ok try this:Open the trunk.
Pry off the dayglo cover to the emergency release lever.
Unsnap the release lever and unhook the cable.
Make sure the cable nipple isn't catching on anything.
Try the trunk now.
If it's like my car, the emergency release cable is too short, not allowing the lock to cycle through.
This is just a test to find the problem. I wouldn't be running around without the handle in place, especially if you have kids. With mine, I ground the back of the nipple away but there's probably a better way.
Good luck, Let me know if it helps.

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Some times it is the emergency cable routing that is binding inside the trunk lid trim as Stevit stated , but more often than not if it happens in colder temperatures it is the actual latch that freezes, which is replaced by a different part number.

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